FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London, UK– 29th June, 2010– Axe shredding rockaholics, virtual mix maestros and all of their friends will come together and party this weekend with new downloadable content for Activision Publishing Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero ® and DJ Hero ® . Available today and featuring some of the biggest hits from global pop sensations such as Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Duran Duran and Maroon 5, the Pop 1 Track Pack for the Guitar Hero Music Library and the DJ Hero Dance Party Mix Pack will provide hours of nonstop, party rockin', beat blastin’ entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
Setting the ones and twos ablaze today, the DJ Hero Dance Party Mix Pack delivers a trio of new mixes - Lady Gaga’s "Poker Face" Mixed With "Girls On Film" by Duran Duran, Pussycat Dolls’ "Buttons" beat juggle and Rihanna’s "S.O.S." beat juggle– that will have digital DJ’s spinning, scratching and battling their parties to the next level.
Guitar Hero fans looking to pick up their axes, grab their drum sticks or rock the mic right are in for a treat this weekend with a trio of hit pop artists in the Pop 1 Track Pack for the Guitar Hero Music Library that will have these budding musicians rocking out with all their friends to Lady Gaga's club anthem, "Just Dance," Maroon 5's hit single, "This Love" and the Synthpop hit, "Fireflies," by Owl City.
The Guitar Hero Pop 1 Track Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE ® Marketplace for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation ® Store for the PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment system and for Wii TM . All songs in the track pack will also be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii.
The DJ Hero Dance Party Mix Pack will be available on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. All mixes will be released as downloadable singles for Wii.
For more information about Guitar Hero and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit www.guitarhero.com.
Available now, DJ Hero was developed by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment systems and Wii. The game is rated“12” by PEGI. For more information about DJ Hero, please visit djhero.com, facebook.com/djhero and twitter.com/djhero.
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